Sapa Trekking Tour – 5 Days

Tour overview

On this Sapa tour, you will trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa town, which is surrounded by huge rice paddy terraces. On the way, you will learn more about how is the rice cultivating, from when the seed sowed to harvested, until being served as cooked rice on your dinner table. The night you spend in Ta Van village, the unique village in Sapa area where Giay minority live will be an excellent experience.

Highlights of 5-Day Sapa Trekking Tour

  • Revel in the stunning landscape of Sapa Valley
  • Enjoy overnight stays with friendly, hospitable family
  • Take one of the most popular hiking trails, through the villages of ethnic minorities
  • Experience the rustic living of locals
  • Discover the beauty of Sapa in the off-the-beaten-track route
  • Feast on delicious meals

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Full Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Night Train to Lao Cai

You will be picked up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi then transfer to Hanoi Railways station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.


Night Train to Lao Cai, Sapa Local Tours, Vietnam Classic Tours, Cozy Vietnam Travel

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Ta Van (B, L, D)

Welcome upon arrival at Lao Cai railways station, we transfer to Sapa town for our breakfast at the hotel, relax then we first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, we will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. On the way, we will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before trekking on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. We will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. We eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where we can take a rest and have lunch nearby the river.


Ta Van Village, Sapa Tours, Cozy Vietnam Tours, Vietnam Travel


Follow the road going downhill to visit Cat Cat Village After lunch, we head Muong Hoa valley, pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Ta Van village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. We will spend the night at the local house of Giay minority. We also can swim in the nearby river.


Cat Cat Village Sapa Tours, Vietnam Travel, Cozy Vietman Travel

Approx: 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan (B, L)

Breakfast at home-stay, we leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority and trekking through the bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way, we will pass by a waterfall where we will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings.


Giang Ta Chai Village, Sapa Tours, Vietnam Package Tours, Cozy Vietnam Tours


After lunch, we continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here we start our journey back to Sapa by car. Overnight in Sapa.

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 4: Sapa – Heaven Gate – Silver Waterfall – Lao Cai – Night Train to Hanoi (B, L)

We will relax in the town in the morning. Check out time at 12:00, we then met up at the hotel at around 14:00, depart for the Silver Waterfall. The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views of surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. We are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life.


Silver Water Fall in Sapa, Cozy Vietnam Travel, Vietnam Classic Tours

Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy a fantastic view of the valley! We head back to the hotel for luggage picking up and transfer to Lao Cai. Take the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Approx: 2 hours driving

Day 5:  Hanoi Arrival

Arrive in Hanoi Railways station early in the morning, transfer to hotel. 5-day Sapa trekking tour ends.

Tour Inclusion

  • English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Private transfer in Hanoi/ Sapa
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/ C
  • 3-star hotel with daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Water/ snack & fruit

Tour Exclusion

  • Drinks & Beverages
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above
  • Hotel in Hanoi

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Sapa Trekking Tour – 5 Days